Monday, December 19, 2016

Tiny Bubble Cup Cozy-Free Pattern

I can't believe that it is only 6 days until Christmas, where has the year gone? Christmas had crept up on me and I am not prepared! Every year I crochet a little something for the girls in the office at my school and this year I do not have a lot of time left. I needed something practical, cute, and easy to make so I came up with the "Tiny Bubble Cup Cozy".  See pattern HERE


I grabbed my cotton yarn, a few tools, buttons, and bought reusable Starbucks cups and got to work.


I wanted a cup cozy that had some texture so it would be easy to grab on to and not slip out of your hand. I choose cotton yarn because it does not stretch and washes up nicely. (I was going to use the buttons in the picture, but after making the cozy, I wanted a larger button, so I found some 1 1/2" buttons and they look really cute) See photos. 

*This pattern was written for the Starbucks reusable cup, but with adjustments it can fit other coffee cups.

This is an inexpensive gift that you can make in a snap for just about anyone! To crochet the cozy with the button and a Starbucks cup it cost about $3.00 each, but you can add other things to the gift if you want a little more expensive gift. I am adding a $10.00 Starbucks card to each cup and cozy for a nice little gift. You can add candy to the cup, packets of hot chocolate, a bag of coffee, or a box of tea and of these items would make a nice gift.



Here are my finished cup cozies with their cups and gift cards, all I have to do is pop them in a gift bag and they are ready for giving!

I hope you enjoy this pattern,
Have a great Holiday!
Da

Monday, October 10, 2016

Why a Pattern Store?

It has been a few months since I have posted, I have been trying to make a decision about how to keep my Blog going and to be able to keep making more free patterns for crocheters to enjoy. I checked around for different options and here are the two that seemed to be what most crochet bloggers are doing. Some are putting ads on their blogs and others are selling their patterns.
The first option of putting advertisements on my blog did not appeal to me since I personally hate going to Blogs and being bombarded with ads and pop ups. When this happens to me I leave the website or Blog (I would like you to enjoy your experience on my blog!). So I went with the other option of selling patterns in order to keep my blog going and be able to bring you more free patterns. It has taken me the last few months to create the following patterns, these patterns are easy to crochet and make great gifts! Wow, I can't believe that the holiday season is already here! Where did the time go?

The Scarf Collection


The Tiny Bubble Scarf
This easy to make scarf pattern is great for gifts and can be made in many different colors, links to the pattern can be found HERE



The Color Collection




Add some color to your home, these colorful Mandalas and coasters are easy to make and are great for gift giving. To find out where to get the patterns click on the names above.



The Lace Collection
Vintage Lace Doily

Vintage Lace Bookmark

These two patterns were featured in issue #20 of Happily Hooked magazine. These are easy patterns that make great gifts with the old fashion flair. you can get the information on the patterns HERE

If you have a problem with the links provided please check out the pattern store on the right side of the blog.

Have a Great Week!
Crochet on,
Da